April 5, 2019 – Construction Equipment

For months now, we have been watching earthmoving equipment in the field across the golf course, preparing for the next section of homes. Today, we saw a piece of equipment neither of us had ever seen before.

The ground is not perfectly flat so it took us a long time to figure out what they were doing. It moved extremely slowly. Almost imperceptibly so. The only hint was the continuous line-up of cement trucks pulling up to it.

The cement trucks poured their cement into a big red scoop-looking thing at the front. Usually, the machine would stop for reloading, however, in this photo, the cement truck was delivering cement while backing up at the same rate of speed as the machine. Skills there.

I was proud that I figured it out, or maybe just guessed correctly. They have no paved the streets in that section. The only reason I could come up with for the scene was that the machine was pouring and forming the cement gutters that line our asphalt streets. Eventually, they moved to a spot where we could see the cement gutters and confirmed my theory.

These two Sandhill Cranes were foraging along the golf-cart path with no concern for all the noise and activity nearby.

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